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Old 03-17-2006, 02:55 PM   #1
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Warty won't print to Epson C60 on iMac G3


There seems to be lots of threads on this printer, so far I haven't seen anyone actually make it work! I have downloaded gimp-print, but can't seem to install it. CUPS used to print from Gedit and Open Office, but now it doesn't; I don't think I changed anything. It never did print from xpdf. Can anyone explain the mysteries of Linux printing to a relative non-geek? When I read the stuff on, my eyes glaze over.

Since this 233Mhz G3 iMac is too old to support OSX, and OS 9.2 doesn't support .doc files, I'd really like to use Open Office to open and print .doc files people send to me. I am taking an online course, and I can't print out my teacher's responses.

Would it be easier to use a later version of Ubuntu, or are the same printing problems present? I can get a Breezy Badger-ppc CD locally. Just have to find that e-mail from months back...

Paul DeShaw, Seattle, WA
Old 03-19-2006, 12:50 AM   #2
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sometimes a simple update will help. Try updating CUPS and it may fix itself. Wouldnt want to do a bunch of editting if you could simple update CUPS
someone got it to work
Old 03-22-2006, 05:42 PM   #3
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Still can't print

I've updated CUPS and I still can't print. Any ideas? How do I find out which driver to select, since CUPS doesn't list this specific printer? Can I download a driver from somewhere? Is the problem something other than the driver?


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